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Running app on Embedded Linux

  • Hi,

    I have developed an Qt application using Qt creator in Linux(ubuntu) and compiled it successfully. Now I want to run the same application on another linux/windows/embedded device. I have tried doing it for embedded device. I have downloaded the Qt libraries 4.7.3 for embedded Linux (204 MB) from the link

    Then I started installing it by following the guide lines given at

    I am trying to build the application statically because my application size is very less (less than 100 KB). I have completed the first step shown below successfully

    1. ./configure -static -prefix /path/to/Qt <other parameters>
    2. make sub-src

    But while executing second step I am getting lot of errors like shown below

    ./include/QtCore/qatomic_arm.h:131: Error: no such instruction: swpb %al,%d make[1]: *** [.obj/release-static/qabstractanimation.o] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory/home/pavan/Desktop/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.7.3/src/corelib'
    make: *** [sub-corelib-sub_src_target_ordered] Error 2

    I have installed the required tool chain (arm-linux-gcc-4.4.3). But still I cannot take things forward.

    By google I have understood that I need to compile the application using static libraries or shared libraries to run application on any device.
    Is it correct?

    The procedure I have tried it it correct? Please let me know how to run application developed on one system to run on another system

  • What do you mean by
    [quote author="coolguy" date="1305119220"]
    2) make sub-src

    You have to "configure" Qt, run "make" and probably to "make install".
    These are three steps until you can start to compile your application.

  • Thanks for your reply. I have just followed the guidelines given in the link at

    The difference between make sub-src and just make is that the former will build only the Qt libraries and the latter will build the libraries plus examples, demos and so on. The latter takes a lot longer to complete. So it is preferred to use make sub-src

  • Sorry, I did not read careful enough. I was over-looking that the problem occurs already in the make for compiling Qt.

    You should provide the complete configure command.

  • I could compile qt statically and now I got .exe file. I need to deploy on my embedded linux device (mini2440 board). But I could n't run the file. Please help me out how could I run a simple qt application written using QT Creator on embedded linux device.

    Thanks in advance

  • I am struggling a little with your decriptions.
    It is not clear what operation systems are you working on.

    What is your host OS?
    Where are you running QtCreator?
    You like to deploy on a linux device, right?

    Again, it would be good to know the complete configure command you have been using.

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